Brasher Falls- Mrs. Geraldine "Jud" E. Dullea, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena with her family by her side. Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Jud was born in Brasher on April 6, 1923 to the late Cornelius Leary and Gladys May (Capell) Leary. She graduated from St. Josephs Academy in 1941 and continued her studies at Potsdam State (Potsdam Normal School) earning her Bachelor's degree in education and graduating in 1946.
On June 29, 1946 Jud was married to Charles L. Dullea at St. Patrick Church with Fr. John Cotter celebrating. They shared a blessed union together of 55 years, complete with faith, family, love and laughter. Charlie passed away on October 17, 2001.
For 30 years Jud taught kindergarten at St. Lawrence Central School in Brasher Falls, enriching the lives of many children before she retired in 1979.
Jud was a devout member of St. Patrick Church. She fully embraced her spiritual connection and served her parish as a Eucharistic Minister. She showcased her affection for her small town by becoming the Town Historian from 1989-1991, where she wrote many articles for the Tri Town Tribune. In her free time she enjoyed playing piano and singing, attending her bridge club, and gardening.
She was blessed with a beautiful spirit and life that was truly evident to those who knew and loved her. Jud loved being with her family, whether she was at their camp at Lake Ozonia or attending her grandchildren's sporting events.
She is survived by her children Ann and Alan French, Ellen and Vin Kavanagh, Patty Dullea, and Mark and Becky Dullea, all of Brasher Falls. She is also survived by her sister Constance McLaughlin of Brasher Falls, her grandchildren; Michael and Karra French of Frederick, MD, Amy and Randy Baldwin of Brasher Falls, Angie and Tim Cox of Raleigh, NC, Dennis Dullea, and Brady Dullea of Potsdam, Charlie Dullea of Plattsburgh, her great grandchildren; Keegan Smith of Brasher Falls, Charlie Cox, and Sully Cox of Raleigh, NC and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Always close to her heart was the memory of those who predeceased her; her husband Charlie, a son, Michael who passed away in 1970, her sister Frances Murray and her brother Gerald Leary.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 at the funeral home. Geraldine's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00am at St. Patrick Church in Brasher Falls with Rev. Garry Giroux officiating. Burial will take place at St. Patrick Cemetery in the spring.
For those wishing to express an act of kindness, please consider memorial contributions in Jud's honor to Tri-Town Rescue Squad, PO Box 238 Brasher Falls, NY 13613 or Northeastern NY Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center, Sibley Hall Suite 227, 101 Broad Street Plattsburgh NY 12901.
Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at www.hammillfh.com